Beware Of Mr. Baker

Beware Of Mr. Baker

DVD - 2013
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The documentary about the ailing-yet-ferocious Ginger Baker, the brilliant and wildly self-destructive drummer for Cream and Blind Faith. An almost impossible man to be around, he allows the director unprecedented access--even if he strikes him violently on the nose with his cane on the final day of filming.


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Oct 11, 2019

Good documentary on rock drummer Ginger Baker. Brilliant drummer but a bit of a mess as a human being. Became a star with bands Cream, Blind Faith, etc. He loved jazz and modeled his drumming on that. He just passed away last week (October 6 – he was 80). He is reportedly the creator of the extended rock drum solo (groan!) Many musicians and drummers provide commentary on this DVD.

Sep 21, 2019

Excellent! Interviews, old footage, animation.
Had problem getting to all movie instead of 5 minutes, took several tries.

Jun 19, 2018

This is one of my favorite bio's I've seen on rock stars. What a mean and out of control drummer Mr. Baker was. Amazing old footage showing his genius and raw talent. I would recommend to any rock fan. 5/5 stars

Really almost a perfect documentary. Will make you want to go back and appraise the Ginger Baker discography, particularly the bands that he performed in prior to Cream -- Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated and Graham Bond Organisation. After seeing the film I promptly acquired the GINGER BAKER'S AIR FORCE album (he did two, both in 1970), which was his jam band proto-world music project that he occupied himself with after Clapton pulled the plug on Blind Faith. Then it is on to Lagos and jamming with Fela.

Feb 26, 2017

A great story told greatly. Entertaining with chuckles and 'gee I didn't know that" throughout.

Aug 01, 2015

Interesting (and surprising) life.

Nov 30, 2013

Free of the hagiographic overtones that dog many documentary profiles, Beware of Mr. Baker presents a clear-eyed, thoroughly gripping look at one of rock's greatest -- and most personally problematic -- musicians.

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